Cristina Lopez, East Bay Recycler - Page 2

Recycling workers, in their own words

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Cristina Lopez and her two sons.
David Bacon

"Since I got fired, I've been very worried about my situation. I can't get hired and my sons lost their jobs in Los Angeles and came up to live with me. My PG&E bill is very high, $258. The water bill came — $239. The rent is $1,250. We're all living in one room and renting out the others just to be able to pay it.

"I've been here 14 years, and it's impossible for me to go back to Apatzingan, in Michoacan, where I was born. I may not have a job right now, but I don't regret anything. I'm going to struggle, and continue moving ahead."

Editors' note: Cristina Lopez' name has been changed to protect her identity

 

Comments

the Bay Guardian is helping out in their own little way in the race to the bottom here in America.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 13, 2014 @ 2:11 am

This kind of thing affects all of us, even the yacht owners who think they're in some special boat that is not going to be affected by the rising and lowering of the tides.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 15, 2014 @ 9:11 am

While I normally support many issues the Guardian covers it bothers me that the issue of "good Social Security numbers" is mentioned in this article. As a victim of identity theft on my SS# alone, as well as the same for my brother, the people interviewed in this article have no issue with stealing other's numbers to use for their own personal benefit. It seems by glossing over this illegal activity the Guardian has no problem with it either.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 23, 2014 @ 12:40 pm

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